I am a mum of two cricket-mad boys, and with the Ashes in full swing, it's peak cricket season at our house.
As a non-cricket-loving Englishwoman, it's also a pretty unique time when my kids and my parents (living in the UK) become mortal enemies and I have to 'pick sides' or at the very least feign interest in who just got out for a 'golden duck'.
While I'll always support my kids' interests, and would much rather listen to them talk animatedly about the best Aussie cricketers over their current gaming obsession (YAWN), I knew that the latest Bluey episode titled 'Cricket' would be much more my thing.
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After hearing so much about the episode from my mum-friends and seeing the reactions to it online, I got my 12- and six-year-old to sit down with me and watch.
The episode follows fan favourite and friend of Bluey, cricket-loving Rusty, and his family. It starts with Bandit telling the tale of how one summer's day, during a backyard game of cricket, no one could get Rusty out.
Bluey says: “Cricket’s just about hitting a ball around the grass”, but like every cricket fan ever, Bandit responds with: “Cricket’s about more than that, kid.”